Cassie Duncan

About Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan is the co-founder of Sustainable Table, a not-for-profit that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.

The Oxford Food Bank: Exposing the true value of ‘waste’ food

By |2017-07-06T11:47:04+11:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: towards zero waste|

Annelise Bissett was allowed to "weirdly loiter around The Oxford Food Bank's warehouse obsessively recording the details of each item of food they collected". What she discovered was that the true value of food banks is greater than the sum of their parts... by Annelise Bissett It’s a scenario we’ve all experienced; just [...]

A SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD RECIPE: AUSTRALIAN SALMON

By |2019-01-30T14:24:51+11:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

If your idea of salmon is the orange-fleshed fillet that comes from farmed Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon, boy have we got news for you... there's another type of 'salmon' that isn't really salmon but is called Australian Salmon and rates much better in terms of sustainability - the Australian Marine Conservation society has recently rated Tasmanian [...]

Kiltynane Wines is doing it their way

By |2017-03-06T23:05:32+11:00November 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, passionate people, places to visit|

Blend 27 degrees, blue skies, Aussie bush, water views, a biodynamic vineyard and veg garden, a chicken coop, a productive beehive, one delightfully hospitable host and the shade of a fig tree and you have the recipe for a perfect day out, no? Kiltynane Wines is perched on the shore of Swan Bay, Bellarine [...]

So you know: reduce food waste by knowing the difference between ‘Best before’ and ‘Use by’ Dates

By |2017-03-06T23:35:38+11:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Packaged food is labelled with two kinds of date marks – ‘best before’ and ‘use by’dates – and both have different connotations. In reality though, many of us don’t differentiate between the two and this means that perfectly good food ends up in the bin. ST intern Lydia Blocksidge explores what the date marks on [...]

Give a Fork! #wastefree recipe: Cecconi’s Orange Peel Muffins

By |2017-03-06T17:48:32+11:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: recipes|

To celebrate the launch of our 2014 Give a Fork! campaign, focussed on food and packaging waste, Italian masterchefs Cecconi's share their recipe for Orange Peel Muffins and show us that #wastefree eating is not only achievable but hot diggity darn delicious! You're welcome. Why would you want to use bits of food you'd normally [...]

Why are some people drinking bath milk?

By |2017-03-06T23:01:43+11:00July 23rd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

There are people all over this country buying bottles of ‘bath milk’ and then... hold onto your tea cup... drinking it. Of course, ‘bath milk’ is simply raw, unpasteurised milk. It’s sold under the guise of bath milk because it’s illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption. Basically, it’s the white moonshine of the [...]

Blessed Milk – the Flavour Crusader on real milk and fair prices

By |2017-03-06T23:25:44+11:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

Put your white coffee down for a second and take a look through our new illustrated Dairy Diaries section. We've trawled the literature, spoken to experts and visited dairy farms to bring you an update of Australian dairy; what the ethical and environmental implications of dairy farming are and what each of us can do [...]

How to host a waste free meal #30dayswastefree

By |2017-03-06T23:30:37+11:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Liz from Ecostore hosts an Easter lunch for her friends and learns a thing or two about reducing waste... (if you missed her other blog posts, see here and here). It was a last minute thing but I decided to put on a waste free Easter lunch for some close friends this year. I didn’t [...]

A Quick Easter Guide to Good Chocolate PLUS a few fun choccie recipes

By |2017-03-06T22:35:21+11:00April 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

image via here. Easter - the season of chocolate egg consumption - is only two weeks away. Soon, children all over the country will be excitedly stomping on lovingly raised daisy beds to get their hands on the Easter Bunny's sweet givings. Yet while Easter brings chocolaty smiles to the faces of our [...]